Reply To: Moving advice wanted

  • Tin-Foil-Tiara

    August 19, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Good fences make good neighbors but no neighbors make the best neighbors. In my experience anyway LOL

    We currently live near “Karens.” The old hag (idec about respecting my elders when it comes to this one) across the street has threatened to call the police as well as sue us because our children were outside just being children. I’ve also had people call CPS on me because oh no, there are unsupervised kids outside! Oh, the humanity!
    I don’t know how many pod companies there are but PODS isn’t available here. It’s actually the first thing I looked at after Uhaul, which is our usual go-to. It’s a bummer.
    We are planning to rent for a year to get to know the people better (have visited several times) and get a good lay of the land. We don’t want to jump in feet first with our eyes closed. Finding a place to rent there, however, is proving very difficult. There really aren’t a whole lot and the few there are get swooped up right away by locals. Which is more than fair…I’m not whining. They absolutely should get first dibs. It’s just frustrating, that’s all.

    There’s one that won’t be available until Oct 15 but our current lease (where we are now) is up Sept 30th. Sure, we COULD throw all our stuff in storage until then. We COULD stay in a hotel or something until then. But if we can avoid it, we’d like to. MIL was at a rummage yesterday and the house was for rent. It’ll be available Sept 15th, so I’m hoping and praying we can get in there. It’s nice. She sent us pictures. We know the area from visiting. I just hope no one else snags it before we can even get in touch with the lady who owns it. We have cold hard cash and are willing to drive all that way to hand it over and sign papers if it means not dealing with storage and hotels again. (Yes, again. We’ve been homeless before. (Cancer) I’m SO GLAD we didn’t get rid of it all. It took a year to get out of and once we weren’t homeless anymore it still took another half a year to get our stuff back. Ugh.)

    But I’m rambling. Thanks for your two cents. I’ll look to see if there are any other pod companies around here.